Dental Fillings

​Even if kids practice good dental habits, issues like cavities, chips, or cracks can still develop. Dental fillings treat tooth decay and other dental problems so kids can continue to enjoy good oral health for years to come.

At Children's Dental of Waltham, Drs. Yelena V. Gutnichenko and Carmen Brambila use tooth-colored dental fillings to seamlessly restore our young patients' smiles.

Are Dental Fillings Just for Cavities?

Many parents think cavities are the only reason why their child would need a filling. In fact, dental fillings can be used to treat a range of other dental conditions besides cavities, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Root canal infections
  • Soft enamel needing protection 

Thanks to Tooth-Colored Fillings You Can Improve Your Child's Health

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In the midst of tooth decay, fillings alleviate pain and prevent tooth loss, and they improve your child's ability to chew. Though children do lose their baby teeth in time, there are many dangers to allowing any cavity to remain unchecked on any kind of teeth.

For instance, the cavity may progress into the tooth, leading to a root canal infection. Or, in time, the only solution may be to remove your child's tooth entirely.

Luckily, you're already looking out for your child by reading our page. Our dentists are here to work with you to help your child feel better with gentle cavity treatment and a filling.

Visit a Pediatric Dental Practice Designed with Your Family in Mind

Why do parents choose our Waltham, MA, pediatric dentistry office for their children's dental needs? It's because our friendly staff puts both them and their kids first with thoughtful offerings like our play area and toys. Older patients can also enjoy playing with our GameCube system as they wait, or they can even use one of our iPads.

Our practice also helps parents feel confident in their child's care. As a multilingual team, we're able to communicate clearly with families in Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

Going to the dentist doesn't have to be a stressful experience — for you or your child. Find the care your younger family members need by sending us a message or by calling:


Why We're Recommended by Waltham Parents and Patients Our Dentists Happily Help the Community Grow Up Healthy


damaris garzon

Waltham, MA


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Have been coming here for the past 3 years since my daughter was one and the service provided by Florcel has made my daughter not be scared she actually enjoyes coming to get checked!!! Amazing service friendly atmosphere great dental place to come for children. Never a dull moment

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Delia Rico

Waltham, MA


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Mis niños están en esa clínica desde que eran bebés nos gusta mucho la atención del personal son atentos, amables, se dan el tiempo de explicarte todo en especial la srta Floricel excelente servicio 100% recomendable

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We Make Pediatric Dental Care Affordable With Convenient Payment and Financing Options

It can be incredibly hard to see your child struggling with the discomfort of a cavity or dental injury. To help them start feeling their best again, we accept multiple convenient payment options, like:

Dental Insurance

Typically, dental insurance helps with the cost of a filling since it's necessary for your child's health. At our Waltham practice, we accept multiple insurance providers, too.

CareCredit Financing

Even if your family does not have dental insurance, your child can still receive the care they need. Our dentists accept financing from CareCredit®, which allows you to pay over time.

Cash or Card

Whether you want to pay in full or supplement options like insurance or financing, you're also welcome to cover the cost of dental fillings with cash or most major credit cards.

Why We Choose Composite Fillings for Kids Instead of Gold Fillings and Amalgam Fillings

At Children's Dental of Waltham, we use composite fillings to restore our patients' teeth, as opposed to gold or amalgam ones.

These tooth-colored composite fillings offer a number of benefits over the amalgam and gold fillings of the past.

Amalgam fillings are much more noticeable because of their silver appearance. In addition, amalgam fillings contain small amounts of mercury. While the amalgam material is considered safe, many parents prefer a mercury-free filling option.

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What If A Filling Isn't Enough?


Even in more advanced situations, our compassionate Waltham dentists can assist. If your child has suffered significant dental damage or decay, we may recommend a crown instead of a filling. A crown completely encapsulates the tooth and will offer more strength and protection.

The Treatment Timeline For Placing a Filling

As a parent, you only want the best for your child. We earn your trust by investing in quality composite resin fillings. Unlike fillings made from amalgam, they do not contain mercury. They also look more lifelike than amalgam fillings. Placing these fillings will go something like this.

When patients come to our Waltham, MA, dentistry practice for fillings, they can expect several simple steps.
When patients come to our Waltham, MA, dentistry practice for fillings, they can expect several simple steps.

Numb the Area

We will gently administer medication to numb the teeth and gums in the treatment area. If your child has anxiety, we can also help them relax with safe sedation.

Clean the Tooth

Next, we will clean the tooth and remove any signs of infection.

Place the Filling

We will place the malleable composite material in the tooth to fill in the cavity, chip, or crack. This material can be shaped and molded to the tooth to produce a natural-looking appearance and comfortable bite.

Cure the Filling Material

After we place the soft composite resin filling material, it needs to be hardened. We direct a special curing light at the composite material so it will harden and withstand the daily forces of biting and chewing.

Refine the Filling

To complete the treatment process, our dentists will test your bite and refine the shape of the filling to ensure your comfort when you are chewing or when your jaw is at rest.

An Understanding Pediatric Dental Team Serving Families in and Around Waltham, MA


Paola Ocampos

Waltham, MA


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Por donde comenzar ! Las mujeres detrás del escritorio son más que amables y educadas !! El lugar es muy limpio y acogedor, son bilingües. La Doctora Carmen Brambila es un amor de persona , tiene mucha paciencia es más que profesional y sobretodo muy educada !! Es un placer llevar a Ethan aquí . Bendiciones para todas , que tengan un muy feliz Año Nuevo 2023 !! Hasta pronto gente linda !!

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Eliza Cerjim

Waltham, MA


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For the first time, Miss SARA attended us, she is very kind, she knows English and Spanish. She was very close to my son. My son is very nervous when it comes to having appointments with the dentist, but with her he felt very comfortable and happy, willing to collaborate. Thank you miss, it's good to see how well you do her job. I'm sure the other girls do an excellent job

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Children's Dental of Waltham General Dentistry for Kids

Our team is here to help your child understand the importance of a healthy smile. We offer a range of pediatric dental treatments including first-time dental examinations and extractions. We also offer:

  • Flexible financing options
  • In-office entertainment for kids
  • Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide
  • Multilingual services

Contact us online or call us at (781) 899-7070 to schedule an appointment today!

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